SW1P, London
£44,396 - £45,944 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Fundraising

Closing date: 15th February at 10am


Are you passionate about the environment, wildlife and open spaces? Do you love the idea of helping make London a city alive with nature? Are you a strategic fundraiser with experience of managing at least six-figure income targets and motivating a team?


We are looking for a Head of Fundraising to lead our Fundraising Strategy and take our fundraising programmes to the next stage. Your role will involve:

  • Overseeing the delivery, evaluation and updating of the Trust’s Fundraising Strategy 
  • Leading the ongoing development and implementation of individual giving programmes, including appeals, direct mail and digital
  • Leading the development and implementation of membership (regular giving) acquisition campaigns
  • Working closely with the Head of Marketing and Communications to develop and maintain long-term relationships with existing and new supporters, and develop and enhance multi-channel supporter journeys.

You’ll also be responsible for overseeing our grant and corporate funding specialists – experience within these areas is not necessary!


Our ideal Head of Fundraising:

  • Experience leading membership (regular giving) campaigns
  • Experience with appeals including both direct mail and digital
  • Experience with grant and corporate funding is ideal but not necessary!

Please see attached job description for person specification.

This is an exciting role and you will be joining London Wildlife Trust at a very significant time for the environment sector – the pandemic has brought into focus just how valuable local wild spaces are to our communities, and we know that people are more concerned about the natural world than ever before.


The Trust’s Fundraising department raises around 60% of the Charity’s total income. Working with colleagues across the organisation, we provide members of the public and organisations with opportunities to engage with the Trust and to support our work. Through continued investment in fundraising and marketing over the past few years, we are growing our profile and increasing our supporter base., The fundraising team raised c£2.2m in 2020, and we plan to continue to grow our fundraising to make sure the Trust can support London’s nature now and in the future.


What’s in it for you?
Salary: £44,396 - £45,944 per annum 

Tenure: Permanent

  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory holidays
  • A host of wellbeing benefits including an Employee Assistance Scheme, free counselling and support service, and premium Headspace membership for all employees
  • Supportive and inclusive policies including enhanced flexible working policy
  • ‘Staff Day’ once a quarter where you can get involved in conversation work on one of our site
  • Yearly residential trip


About us

We are London’s leading nature conservation charity and part of a national movement of 46 Wildlife Trusts. We’ve grown significantly in the past 5 years establishing new iconic nature reserves such as Walthamstow and Woodberry Wetlands and education centres like Camley Street Natural Park in Kings Cross. With c55 staff and over 1000 volunteers, we care for 36 nature reserves across London. As part of the national Wildlife Trusts we also campaign tirelessly to make London a more nature-rich place to live, sharing our expertise and educating the public, developers, local authorities, and policymakers about responsible land management. We work hard to make sure Londoners from all walks of life have better access to wildlife. Join us and help make a London alive with nature, where everyone values and takes action for wildlife.


Our vision is a London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife. In order to achieve our goal of engaging everyone in protecting London’s wildlife for the future, we know that our staff team needs to better reflect and represent all of London’s communities. Therefore we particularly welcome applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, and disabled people, as these groups are currently under-represented at London Wildlife Trust.

Our efforts extend beyond recruitment. Our policies are designed to support our people including an enhanced Flexible Working policy and an inclusive Talent policy which includes our commitment to giving fair opportunities to ex-offenders.



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Posted on: 25 January 2021
Closed date: 07 February 2021
Tags: Fundraising